Fender Semi-hollow P-Bass [MIJ] Reviews
About $600 from Bassment Trader in Ohio.
I like semi-hollow basses, especially with
both magnetic & piezo systems together.
It's smaller than many semi-hollow basses,
fits in a regular bass case. Has a pick-up
balancer knob plus master gain knob instead of seperate gain knobs. Cool sunburst.
Well balanced and not at all heavy.
The piezo pickup tone is unpleasant when
soloed. THe piezo serves to add dimension
to the p-bass PU, but is not an suitable
for use alone [My Yamaha and Ibanez double
system basses certainly don't have this
shortcoming]. I CAN solo the piezo if I add an outboard pre-amp, in which case it
It's generally similar the hollow ASAT with
a single f-hole on the bass side. Body is
carved hardwood, chambered out to partly
hollow with an acoustic top. Lace P-bass
PU plus wooden bridge with piezo PU. Neck
is not really P-style, more average-size
for 4 string electric bass, with typical
gotoh-type tuners. Can set reasonably low
action despite the lack of an adjustable
bridge [but not super low].
A good lightweight comfortable bass with
ability to really liven up the P-bass tone
by dialing in the piezo. You can get very
acoustic sounds with an outboard pre-amp
if you solo the piezo, otherwise the piezo
is a "coloration" tool to mix in with the
Lace split coil. It's a very enjoyable ax
but it probably needs a complete internal
upgrade of everything that runs between
the PUs and the jack, and it's worth doing.golem
rated this unit
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